Employee Interest Form

Those interested in a career with Highland Park DPS are encouraged to complete the Department’s online Employee Interest Form. Lt. Zach Sitton will follow-up with you prior to upcoming testing dates.  

Public Safety Officer

Operating as the Highland Park Department of Public Safety (HPDPS), our public safety personnel are cross-trained as a police-firefighter-paramedic all in one position. The responsibilities require HPDPS officers to work "24 hours on," and "48 hours off." This schedule is similar to fire departments across the United States where the 24-hour shifts are designated as "A-Shift," "B-Shift" and "C-Shift." Officers are assigned to one of the shifts, and each 24-hour shift is broken up into three 8 hour periods. For example, an officer may operate in the police capacity from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and the remaining 16 hours assigned to the ambulance. 

Patrols the Town of Highland Park in order to enforce all Town ordinances, state, and federal laws. Drives emergency vehicles, performs fire-fighting duties, and provides emergency medical treatment to the sick or injured.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Ability to read and review such items as professional journals and publications, legislative data, and interpret ordinances, state laws, reports, and updates regarding criminal activity. Must be able to compute formulas for determining water pressure and dosages for injections. Ability to write or complete a variety of written reports and memos which may be used in a court of law. Employee will write citations. Skill in the operation of various fire and emergency equipment such as communications and dispatch systems, as well as computers. Employee must be able to successfully pass all phases of departmental physical fitness standards, as defined by the departmental policies and procedures manual, on a quarterly basis.

 Minimum Education, Experience, and Certification

  • United States Citizen
  • Valid Texas driver’s license
  • Bachelors Degree from a regionally accredited college or university or,
  • Minimum of 60 college hours with either 4 years of combined paid experience in police, fire or EMS or 4 years of active duty military
  • Ability to successfully pass a vigorous background examination
  • Minimum 21 years of age.

Those who wish to be notified of future application periods are encouraged to complete an Employee Interest Form

Communications Specialist

Responsible for the operation of the base station radio, 9-1-1 system, and other communications equipment used to facilitate information transmitted quickly and accurately to public safety responders. Input data into the Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) system and the Records Management System (RMS). Process alarms. Greet and assist the public. Provide support to the Operations and Support Services Bureaus.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Must effectively communicate verbally and in writing and have the ability to maintain workflow with minimal supervision while processing multiple operations simultaneously with frequent interruptions. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers and superiors. Effectively meet and deal with the public in a professional and courteous manner. General office skills and knowledge of typing, filing, and computer operations. Accurately record and maintain records and have the ability to directly key in data as it is received audibly.

Minimum Education, Experience, and Certification

  • Thirty (30) college hours from a regionally accredited college or university OR three (3) years’ experience as a call-taker/dispatcher in a PSAP environment
  • Ability to obtain a TCOLE Basic Telecommunicator License
  • Minimum typing skill of 30 words per minute

Courtroom Security Officer

Provides protection and security for the Municipal Court during trials, hearings, and other judicial settings. Manages security in and outside of the courtroom. Operates metal detection equipment to screen persons entering the Municipal Court. Assists the Warrant Officer in the Courtroom as needed.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Ability to read and review such items as professional journals and publications, legislative data, and interpret ordinances, state laws, reports, and updates regarding court security.  Ability to understand simple processes and the routine operation of machines.

Minimum Education, Experience, and Certification

  • United States Citizen
  • Five (5) years law enforcement experience
  • Basic Texas Law Enforcement Certification

The Town of Highland Park is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment.